IZQUERDA UNIDA LOS VERDES - CONVOCATORIA POR ANDALUCIA - >IULV-CA
The IU party was formed in 1984 with the objective to transform Andalucia into a left-wing alternative. It has 10,000 militants and more than 1,000 local council members with 86 mayors, with as many as 20 Andalucia deputies in the regional goverment (Junta de Andalucia) (1996) and as few as six (2000, 2004, 2008). The present party is actually a coalition of various parties. The Greens joined in the mid 2000s and one of the founding groups the Candidatura de Unidad de los Trabajodores (CUT) left in February 2015.
Policies are consistent with a communist party and support the workers of Andalucia, the abolition of social inequality and support cottage and rural industry. Agrarian reform is an aim as well as the departure of the USA from the bases of Moron and Rota.
In the Andalucia regionial elections in 2012 the IU had 12 deputies, an increase of 6 from the previous election mainly taken from the PSOE, with whom they pacted in order to form a government. The IU made certain demands, including more transparency, a parliamentary enquiry into the ERE corruption scandal (which in the event was a fiasco) and three members on the Consejo de Gobierno (cabinet) including their leader Diego Valverde as Vice President of the Junta de Andalucia. Rafael Rodriguez became Consejero de Turismo and a colleague became Consejera de Vivienda.
In June 2013 Antonio Maillo (49, Lucena Cordoba) became the Coordinator General of the IULV-CA replacing Diego Valverde.
In September 2018 ahead of the December Andalucia regional elections the Izquierda Unida Los Verdes joined with Podemos Andalucia lead by Teresa Rodriguez to fight together in the elections. Teresa Rodríguez of Podemos Andalucia was finally chosen to represent the province of Málaga, occupying the first position on the list. Meanwhile, Antonio Maíllo, general coordinator of IULV-CA, would be in first place in the candidacy for Seville. The coalation was called Adelante Andalucia. It won 11 seats in the election and remained a party in oposition.
In February 2020, Teresa Rodríguez and her team, together with Anticapitalistas, left Podemos after national leader Pablo Iglesias' refusal to develop an Andalucian Podemos party with its own group in the Congress of Deputies and give it political autonomy. They announced that they will focus on the construction and development of Adelante Andalucía.
In May 2020, the Anticapitalistas Andalucía party integrated into Adelante Andalucía as the fifth organization within its structure.
The parties that conprise Adelante Andalucia are:
Izquierda Unida Los Verdes-Convocatoria por Andalucía lead by Toni Valero up to 2021
Anticapitalistas Andalucía lead by Teresa Rodríguez
Izquierda Andalucistlead by Pilar Távora
Primavera Andaluza lead by Pilar González
Adelante Andalucía (as a party) since 2020 lead by Teresa Rodríguez
Defender Andalucía (since 2020) with an assemble structure
Podemos Andalucía (up to 2021) lead by Martina Velarde
The IULV - Izquierda Unida Los Verdes no longer exist as a political party as they are incorporated into the Adelante Andalucia party. They are fielding candidates in all eight regions lead by Teresa Rodriquez.